Roof, Gutters, Downspouts Check roofs every 6 months for loose shingles.
Keep gutters and downspouts clear. Check after a heavy storm or heavy leaf fall If water cannot properly flow off the roof, it will backup into attic spaces and wall cavities, causing rot, mold, and termites.
Exterior Walls Wood siding must be: monitored for rot and replaced as needed painted or stained on regular basis to protect the wood from sun, wind, and rain.
Manufactured siding needs to be washed and painted on a regular basis.
Vinyl siding needs to be washed and checked for loose boards.
Brick mortar must be checked on a regular basis. “Pointing up” is the term for replacing the mortar.
Stucco walls require washing to eliminate mold and mildew.
ALL homes need to be checked for termites annually Termites feed on wood especially wood that is holding water.
Window and Doors Need regular cleaning and checking for rot Need to be inspected to make sure they are properly caulked and sealed Caulk prevents air leakage, which is a major cause of higher heating and cooling costs.
Weather stripping should also be replaced as it wears out over time.
Driveways Check for and repair cracks and deterioration Pressure wash to remove excess dirt and algae Apply water sealants to repel moisture.
Decks, Porches, and Terraces Check for rot and damage Pressure wash, paint and stain as needed Check railings and stairs to make sure they are safe, secure, and not damaged.